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Billings Fireworks

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BILLINGS - Fireworks are synonymous with the Fourth of July.

Laurel and Castle Rock both have huge fireworks displays, but what about setting off your own fireworks?

Well, fireworks are illegal to sell, light off, or possess within Billings city limits, and the fine carries a $110 price tag. Billings Police Lt. Kevin Iffland said there were nearly 350 firework-related phone calls made around Independence Day in 2013, and they're expecting an even busier holiday this year, with the Fourth of July falling on a Friday. The BPD issued fifteen citations last year.

Billings Fire Dept. Fire Marshal Mike Spini said to always dip used fireworks in a bucket of water to ensure they're completely burned out.

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